COnVal: District saying bullying is down

Monday, September 15, 2014

The ConVal School District reported significantly fewer incidents of bullying last year, Supt. Dr. Brendan Minnihan said at a recent School Board meeting. The Superintendent’s Office and district principals credit this decline to encouraging students to respect one another more. The Superintendent’s Office, at the School Board’s Sept. 2 meeting, distributed the district’s bullying report for the 2013-14 school year. According to this report, there were 32 reported bullying incidents … 0

Peterborough doctor’s license suspended

Monday, September 15, 2014

A Peterborough podiatrist, with a second practice in Concord, had his state medical license temporarily suspended, according to a press release issued by the N.H. Attorney General on Thursday. Dr. Edward Newcott of Pembroke is charged with not having appropriate practices to control infection. “The [N.H. Board of Registration in Podiatry] found that Dr. Newcott’s practice, as currently operated, poses an imminent threat … 0

Peterborough: They’re living a dream

Monday, September 15, 2014

Growing up everyone has an ideal job in mind. Of course, things change as we mature, and our career dreams are no exception. “Do what you like and like what you do” is the advice people often give to those searching for the ideal career. In the Monadnock region, there are a few … 0

Backyard Birder: Thoughts on the home landscape

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

I’ve been thinking about home landscapes. What is the landscape that speaks to us most profoundly? Some people say they have to have mountains; others the sea. I remember a documentary on Georgia O’Keeffe many years ago, and … 0

Roundup: ConVal boys stay undefeated after home win

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

ConVal boys soccer The Cougars faced Monadnock in ConVal’s first home game of the season on Tuesday afternoon. The game was 0-0 at half; 4:12 into the second half, Nate Sullivan scored on a feed from Ian Szep … 0

Peterborough: Library ramp to undergo renovations

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

The Peterborough Town Library will begin a construction project to improve accessibility of their front ramp entrance on Concord Street. The ramp will be closed from Sept. 15 to Sept. 22, but the stairwell and entrance will remain open. Library staff encourage patrons to call the library if … 0

Peterborough: Musical tribute for Peter Abbott Saturday

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

The Peter Michael Abbott Memorial Fund’s annual benefit concert with music by Otis and The Elevators and The Boogie Men. The concert will be held at the Monadnock Country Club, 49 High Street, Peterborough. Concert time is 7-11 p.m. on Saturday. Limited tickets are available for $10 per … 0

Peterborough: Cellist Eggar performing Fri.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Cellist Dave Eggar and his band Deoro will at the Monadnock Center for History and Culture for a performance on Friday at 7:30 p.m. The Grammy-nominated chamber ensemble Deoro has toured throughout the world creating classical crossover collaborations with artists such as Dr. Ralph Stanley, The Talaandig Tribe … 0

Peterborough: Final Cruz-In of the season, Sept. 14

Monday, September 8, 2014

The fifth and final enhanced Cruz-In event for the season will be held in Depot Square on Sept. 14, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event, sponsored by the Peterborough Rotary Club, is open to all makes … 0

Peterborough: Artist participating in paint out event

Monday, September 8, 2014

Alicia Drakiotes of Marlborough will be one of the landscape painters participating in the 13th annual IPAP Paint Out event to be held in the White Mountain region on Sept. 12-14. Drakiotes is known locally for her colorful landscapes and Mount Monadnock paintings, and as an art instructor … 0

Peterborough: Farewell to summer theme of Sept. exhibit

Monday, September 8, 2014

An exhibit entitled “A Farewell to Summer” will be on display in the Art Corner at the Peterborough Town Library for the month of September. The display features acrylic paintings and fine art prints by artist Lori MacDonald. The award-winning painter reflects the settings she knows and treasures … 0

Peterborough: Art exhibit at MCH opens Sept. 18

Monday, September 8, 2014

An opening reception will be held for Monadnock Community Hospital’s Healing Arts Gallery next exhibition, “EARTHONES,” on Sept. 18, from 5 to 7 p.m. The local featured artists include Ann Sawyer, Carol Corliss, Scott Niemi, Edward Merrell, Ildi Ingraham and Kitty Cloud. The Healing Arts Gallery features local … 0

Bridging the political divide: Common Core: Common Core conundrum

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

The Common Core State Standards is a system of standardized tests that our schools use. We are told it is intended to lead to improvements in learning for U.S. students. However, we are finding out that it is not all good — there are pros and cons; enough … 0